Monday, 28 April 2014

#39 Sketch over at TTPHC

Good morning, and happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Can you believe it is nearly May? I can't believe how fast the months are flying by!

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, the theme is a sketch

and we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles

This week I got the image, Blossom, and here is the card I made:

I coloured her with watercolour crayons and then used some glitter to highlight some accents.

I printed out the flowers on her head twice, and used it as an emphasis, decoupage style I suppose!

 I did some faux stitching around the edge of the A5 card, and used two strips of vellum paper to create the lines from the sketch.

I highlighted the butterfly with glitter, to tie in with the detail there for the sketch. I don't normally do a digi image so large, but just felt the image alone could lend itself to the sketch, so decided to do a slight abstract style adhering to the sketch this week!! ;)

Why not pop over and see what my other teamies have made and give the challenge a go?
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great week :)

I hope to enter this into a few challenges,

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Purple Team for Birthdays

Hello and hope you have a wonderful Sunday. This week over at Eclectic Ellapu, the purple theme is 'Birthdays' and the pink theme is 'feeling fruity'. As I am on the purple team, I made an A5 birthday card. This was for my daughters friend, who turned four yesterday.

I used some printed vellum paper, and used a punch to cut it into a circle. The layered up some papers, punched the black sheet and used some outline stickers for the sentiment. I stamped the image of the cupcake and roughly coloured it. I used some gems and washi tape to add to the card.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you can join in the challenge.

Happy crafting ;)


Monday, 14 April 2014

Anything Goes over at TTPHC

Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Monday is going well. This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges the new challenge this week  "Anything Goes" with an optional try add a number, and our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine who offers four images from her store.

This week I made a card, and incorporated the number in with the washi tape.

For a change, I punched the top right corner with a We R Memory punch. I used some gummi bear printed vellum as the backdrop and punched out the corner with another punch.

I layered the beautiful Lacy Sunshine image after colouring her with some watercolour crayons, used some gems and washi tape to add some dimension and detail around the layering. 

I stamped and die cut the sentiment at the bottom right, and again added some gems for dimension. Using some outline stickers I placed Happy Birthday on the card. 

Thanks for stopping by, why not pop over and enter in the challenge?

Have a wonderful Monday :)


Monday, 7 April 2014

#36 Team A - New Folding Technique

Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Monday is going well. This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges the new challenge this week is to try a new Folding Technique. This week I am on Team A, but normally I'm Team B :)
We are sponsored by:

Hougie Crafts

I made a double gate fold (if that is even the correct name!! I am not sure of the fold name as I never did it before)

When the card is closed it looks like Rapunzel is peeping out!! 
This is the inside of the card, with the beautiful Stitchy Bear image -

I paper pierced the dress and stamped onto the dress, and then heat embossed it with kaleidoscope embossing powder. No matter how hard I tried I could not get the embossed dress to show. :(

I used some water colour crayons to colour in the rest of the image.

Thanks for stopping by, why not pop over and enter in the challenge?

Have a wonderful Monday :)


Friday, 4 April 2014

CFTC - Something for Easter or Spring

Hello, and happy Friday!! :) Can you believe it is April already? Where are the weeks going. Here in Ireland we have been enjoying snippets of spring/summer weather. It is such a tease, but a great way to ease us into a nice (hopefully) summer!!

This month's challenge over at Craft for the Craic, is Something for Easter or Spring. As usual, the themes are very broad to allow for a range of crafts to enter. Why not give it a go?

This month I made a card, with some Spring colours and floral papers which remind me of Spring.

I used some distress ink, and a stencil to ink up the background. Then used a combination of handmade papers, printed papers, washi tape, greyboard and some embellishments to finish off the card.

I left the card with no sentiment, as I'm between minds what occasion it is for. 

Why not pop over and join in in the challenge?
I am entering this card into the
Simon says challenge blog - birthday challenge

Thanks for stopping by,
Eithne :)